Placenta Services

We offer many options for preserving and consuming your placenta during the postpartum period, including encapsulation, tinctures, and keepsake artwork. 

Below you can find more information about our placenta services, the possible benefits and risks of placenta consumption, as well as sample pricing for our services. Please contact Jacquie at 919-442-8686 with any questions or to set up a prenatal consult. 
Why consume your placenta?!
   
Placentophagy, or the consumption of the placenta postpartum, is practiced by many mammals and is thought to have many benefits for postpartum health and wellbeing for both mother and baby. These benefits have not been evaluated by the FDA but are the subject of increasing scientific studies worldwide.
    
How can the placenta be prepared and consumed?
Benefits of Placenta Consumption have been reported to include...
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   The placenta can be consumed raw, cooked like an organ meat, or taken in capsule or tincture form. There are two main methods for encapsulation: Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired (TCMI) Method and Raw Method. In TCMI method, the placenta is first steamed with herbs before being dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated. With Raw method, the placenta remains raw as it is prepared for dehydration. Please contact me by email ( [email protected]) for a handout with more detailed information about encapsulation methods, safety, and benefits!
    
    
  • Preventing or lessening the risk of postpartum depression and mood swings
  • Replenishing your body’s supply of important nutrients such as iron and B vitamins
  • Giving your body a consistent flow of oxytocin long after your birth euphoria ends
  • Providing the HPL (human placental lactogen) hormone to help establish an early and healthy breast milk supply
  • Stabilizing your body’s changing hormones after birth and during menstruation and menopause
  • Offering natural pain relief after labor and birth
    
 
Our dedication to Consumer Choice and Safety
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   As an International Placenta and Postpartum Association (IPPA)-trained placenta specialist, Jacquie Biehl is also trained in Food Handling safety through ServSafe and Bloodborne Pathogen safety through Biologix. We offer our placenta services from an unbiased, professional, and enthusiastic perspective and encourage our clients to research the options that may be best for them. Placenta services may be completed in your home or the specialist's home and we offer a wide variety of choices for when and how you may consume your placenta; different options may be appropriate for different families. We recommend setting up a prenatal consult (in person or over the phone) to talk about the best option for you. We are also happy to provide additional resources and research on placenta consumption upon request.
        
    

Placenta Services
​Pricing

Preserve and consume your placenta with our variety of services
Please note that below pricing is for individual services. We are happy to tailor packages to the individual consumer and we offer discounts when multiple services are requested. 

We require a 50% deposit at time of contract to reserve your due date on our calendar. 

225

$

Placenta
​Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation services start at $225. This service includes capsules prepared using one of our methods of encapsulation and packaged in a beautiful glass jar. The average placenta yields 75 to 150 capsules. 

60

$

Placenta Tinctures

This service includes two 4-oz. cobalt glass bottles of placenta tincture. We envision one bottle for use in the early postpartum period and a second bottle for long-term use, such as for menstruation and menopause.

40

$

Artwork & Keepsakes

This service includes an artistic placenta print, done either with blood or with colorful food-safe dyes, and a dehydrated umbilical cord keepsake. Please note that artwork and keepsakes are complimentary with encapsulation services.

60

$

Smoothie
Cubes

Ideally, a smoothie will be prepared to your taste using fresh, raw placenta immediately after the birth. This can happen in home birth and birth center environments. For hospital births, we can prepare frozen placenta cubes to be consumed in smoothies in the first week postpartum.